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Second-best way to see Delicate Arch

I really wanted to hike up to Delicate Arch, but my wife had heard about the drop-offs and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thomas F
Columbia, Maryland
Not to be missed

Trail was short with some steep parts. If you aren't able to go up the full trail, be sure to see... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Loveland, Colorado
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Delicate Arch Road, Arches National Park, UT 84532
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I really wanted to hike up to Delicate Arch, but my wife had heard about the drop-offs and the sections that went over steep slickrock, and that scared her, so we took the trail up to the higher viewpoint on the other side of the...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Trail was short with some steep parts. If you aren't able to go up the full trail, be sure to see delicate arch from this one. Good photos can be taken from the trail especially with a zoom lens.

Thank chazkat
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This may sound negative, but the viewpoint is nothing compared to making the long walk to see the arch up close and personal. I saw the arch from here on our first visit to the Arches. I got some nice photos though my not-so-wonderful zoom...More

1  Thank Herb S
Reviewed July 3, 2018

The Delicate Arch is very far away unless you have a great camera. If you can, you should hike to the arch. It is a strenuous hike but the views at the arch are breathtaking. However, we only had a short time in the park,...More

Thank Wendy N
Reviewed June 23, 2018

This is the view for the lazy or the infirm. Accessed with a couple of hundred yards from the parking lot, it saves you the strenuous hike up the mountain. But it does show the setting and is worth seeing.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed June 23, 2018

If you don't have much time then this trail is best way to see the delicate arch. The lower viewpoint with a really good zoom can get similar photos without much work & time. The lot has restrooms. Parking to viewpoint distance roundtrip: .6 miles...More

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed June 13, 2018

It's a little over half a mile, mostly uphill on this rugged trail to view this arch. Be aware this will be a viewpoint only, this trail does not lead to the arch. Bring a zoom lens

Thank S4136XSdavidb
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Reading the reviews of the hike to the Arch, being in our 70's thought this was a better alternative. Although short it is strenuous rise to the top. Good view but farther away than expected. Walk down was harder for me than walk up. wearing...More

Thank rlav48
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

There is many different points around delicate arch to enjoy its beauty, this one may be good for a nice overview and some decent photo opportunities.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Drive to the Upper Viewpoint parking lot, Hike about 1 mile (round trip) to view the arch from afar. If you have a telephoto lens, you’ll still get good shots of it. (You are not allowed to hike up to the arch from here. You...More

1  Thank PasssionateTraveler
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